Island Vibes May 2024

18 FOOD & BEV What’s on the Menu Coconut Joe’s: Mouthwatering seafood and stunning views By Maurice J. Frazier here is nothing like walking on a boardwalk or strolling the beachfront lined with bars and restaurants. Coconut Joe’s, a true beachfront establishment where you can enjoy oceanfront views and refreshing sea breezes, has been serving up food and fun to island locals and visitors since 1997. “There is nothing like Coconut Joe’s. Great food, amazing drinks and the priceless view. Where else are you going to go?” stated customer Demetria Barnwell, while sitting at the bar. They offer the option of indoor dining, or you can check out their balcony or rooftop bar to soak up those priceless vistas. Coconut Joe’s creates some of the best seafood dishes on IOP, highlighted by their crab dip, a top seller and a Coconut Joe’s original. Made with fresh claw crab meat in a creamy base, it will take hold of your taste buds. Another popular item is their famous coconut shrimp, available as either an appetizer or main entrée. The shrimp are coated in a coconut cream batter, rolled in coconut and deep fried. If you’re craving seafood in general, then Coconut Joe’s is your spot. Their menu boasts an ocean’s bounty including fried shrimp, scallops, grouper, mahi mahi and more. While limited, their brunch menu offers hearty selections from the Island Breakfast to The Southerner, the latter of which features crab cakes, pimento cheese grits and breakfast potatoes. Relax with traditional brunch beverages such as mimosas, durty marias, bloody marys and red snappers. They also offer local beer selection, classic frozen drinks (parrot colada, Lowcountry lemonade and a strawberry daiquiri) and specialty cocktails and margaritas, so swing by for a drink or two. Live music is also a big draw at Coconut Joe’s. “I love to go on the rooftop and listen to the live music,” said customer Michelle Turner. If Coconut Joe’s isn’t hosting live music don’t sweat it, you are in a perfect location to hear music from The Windjammer or the beach. Entertainment, great food, cold drinks on a warm day and breathtaking views are all good reasons to check out this Front Beach staple. And don’t forget their merch! From hats to t-shirts, Coconut Joe’s has you covered. From the food to the atmosphere, Coconut Joe’s is a laidback place to have a blast on the beach with family and friends. Coconut Joe’s serves lunch and dinner daily with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit Photos from Instagram @coconutjoes_beachgrill T | 843-972-8525 | | 857 Coleman Blvd., Unit E Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (behind REV Financial) Now Available Exclusively at RadRydz Enjoy cruising on the street or beach in your new RUST PROOF, all aluminum and warrantied Atlas Cart LSV. @RadRydz DO